Best criminal justice graduate schools in South Carolina

Three years after completing their degree, criminal justice master's graduates earn a weighted average salary of $47,894. Our criminal justice rankings cover 113 out of the 197 programs available, accounting for 81.3% of total conferrals. We are unable to include schools for which there are insufficient earnings and/or debt data.

For more information on how we determine the best criminal justice programs, please visit our methodology page.  

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#1 in South Carolina | #6 in Criminal Justice nationally

Columbia College

Columbia, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.26

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $55,194

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: + $4,499

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $15,690

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.28

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#2 in South Carolina | #60 in Criminal Justice nationally

Anderson University

Anderson, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.72

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $50,248

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $392

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $36,117

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.72

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

#3 in South Carolina | #72 in Criminal Justice nationally

Charleston Southern University

Charleston, South Carolina

Economic score: 0.89

The economic Score is the combination of debt-to-earnings ratio and earningsplus. We use the economic score to determine a graduate program’s rank. The lower the economic score the better. For an analysis of how we arrive at the economic score, and a description of our data sources, please visit our methodology page.

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Earnings: $47,106

Median earnings of all students 3 years after graduation.

EarningsPlus: - $3,602

EarningsPlus compares student earnings after college against a benchmark of all students with the same graduate degree, adjusting for the in-state / out-of-state composition of the student body.

Debt: $39,050

The total debt accrued by the median student at the time of graduation.

Debt to earnings: 0.83

The debt-to-earnings ratio is calculated by dividing student debt upon graduation by the annual salary. A debt to earnings ratio of 1 means that annual educational debt is the same as annual earnings.

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Claflin University

Orangeburg, South Carolina

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How long does it take to pay down debt in criminal justice&corrections in South Carolina?

Years

Under a year

The average debt accrued from a master's degree in criminal justice&corrections is covered by average graduate earnings in under a year.

How much do graduates with master's degree in criminal justice&corrections earn in South Carolina?

Salary

$50,984

The median master's degree in criminal justice&corrections graduate earns $50,984 3 years after graduating.

How much does a master's degree in criminal justice&corrections cost in South Carolina?

Net cost

$20,044

The average annual cost of a master's degree in criminal justice&corrections is $20,044. This is the net cost and considers only students that have received Title IV funds.